A bad day for Mickey Adams, who lost against Russian GM Ildar Khairullin with black. I don't think a win in the last round will be enough to qualify for the World Championships now, but nevertheless he faces Belarussian gm Andrey Zhigalko, rated 2587, today.
Keith Arkell drew with 2389 rated Austrian IM Robert Kreisl yesterday, to move on to 5/10. It's now virtually certain that Keith will lose some rating points from this event, although the damage was largely done by the earlier loss to 2171- rated Denis Kadric. In the last round Keith faces 2316- rated German FM Manfred Boehnisch, and a win would put him on a plus score for the event.
Happy New Year!
4 weeks ago